NFL Week 6 Predictions: 3 Wide Receivers Who Will Disappoint

Ben LaymanCorrespondent IOctober 10, 2012

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - OCTOBER 07: Reggie Wayne #87 of the Indianapolis Colts catches a pass during the NFL game against the Green Bay Packers at Lucas Oil Stadium on October 7, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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One of the most difficult positions to project production from in the NFL is wide receiver.

One week a wideout can blow up for a huge day with 100-plus yards, and the next week the same receiver disappoints and disappears.

While the NFL has seen a few monster games from some of the league's finest wide receivers this year, it's also seen some of those same top-notch wideouts get shut down by opposing defenses.

Here are a few wide receivers who will disappoint fans in Week 6:


Reggie Wayne

The future Hall of Fame wide receiver broke the Indianapolis Colts' franchise record for receiving yards in Week 5. His 13 catches and 212 yards resulted in one of the best receiving performances in the NFL in the past few years.

However, Andrew Luck and Indy's offense will be in for a rude awakening. As bad as the New York Jets have been this year, their pass defense is actually top 10 in the NFL despite the loss of Darrelle Revis. Antonio Cromartie blanketed Andre Johnson in Week 5, and fans should expect him to be glued to Reggie Wayne this week.

The Colts lack options outside of Reggie Wayne, so it could be a simple game plan for the Jets: stop Reggie Wayne and you stop the Colts' offense.

Torrey Smith

Would it surprise you to know the Dallas Cowboys are the No. 1 ranked team in the NFL in passing yards against? Rob Ryan and his Dallas defense have been stingy against passers all year, despite the woes the team has suffered as a whole.

The cornerback tandem of Morris Claiborne and Brandon Carr has proven to be one of the best duos in the NFL. Torrey Smith has become the focal point of the Baltimore Ravens' passing offense, and the Cowboys will likely gear their game plan towards shutting him down.

The Cowboys have the corners and scheme to do it, and Rob Ryan has shown the ability to confuse quarterbacks.


Stevie Johnson

Stevie Johnson and the Buffalo Bills have each been major disappointments through five weeks— Johnson has yet to register a game with over 61 yards receiving. Buffalo's offense was expected to be far more productive to this point, so Johnson should come around eventually.

This week, however, is a bad time for Stevie to get back on track. He'll face one of the best defenses in the NFL in the Arizona Cardinals, as well as one of the best cornerbacks in Patrick Peterson.

The Bills only managed to score three points on the road last week against a tough defense in the San Francisco 49ers. A similar dull performance should be expected this week against the Cards, which means another week of lackluster production from Stevie Johnson.